Compare 2015 BMW X5 vs 2015 Cadillac Escalade

2015 BMW X5
2015 Cadillac Escalade
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RWD 4-Door sDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $50,090 $53,900
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $52,205 $56,200
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 24 31 $53,585 $57,700
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 15 22 $64,990 $70,100
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2WD 4-Door Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Standard 15 22 $68,226 $72,970
4WD 4-Door Standard 15 21 $70,657 $75,570
2WD 4-Door Luxury 15 22 $71,966 $76,970
4WD 4-Door Luxury 15 21 $74,397 $79,570
2WD 4-Door Premium 15 22 $76,174 $81,470
4WD 4-Door Premium 15 21 $78,605 $84,070
2WD 4-Door Platinum 15 22 $83,472 $89,275
4WD 4-Door Platinum 15 21 $85,903 $91,875
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,090
$68,226
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,900
$72,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$898 / month
$1216 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV. The 2015 Cadillac Escalade promises--and delivers--more of everything a full-size luxury SUV buyer could want.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 64.40
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 42.80
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.5 64.90
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 39.00
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 45.30
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.70
Third Leg Room (in)
- 24.80
Third Hip Room (in)
- 49.30
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.10
Front Hip Room (in)
- 60.90
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 62.60
Second Hip Room (in)
- 60.20
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 74.40
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 -
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 116.00
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 80.50
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.0
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- N/A
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- 22.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 32.1
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 203.90
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66 94.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
22.9 15.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
22.9 51.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 13.0 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.6 x 0.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 26
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QSS
Spare Tire Order Code
NA RC4
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/55R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QSS
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/55R20
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- N/A
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- N/A
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 8300
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 830
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4680 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2810
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3250
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2717
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 14000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 20 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 20 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Maximum Alternator Watts
- NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/182 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 420 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1200 460 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA L86
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.85
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.27
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.82
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.97
Trans Order Code
205 M5U
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.65
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.56
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.08
Trans Type
8 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Cadillac Escalade
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-Floating
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.42
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- 1.81
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3925
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 1.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4100
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- 1.81
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 10.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 16.7
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder-type
Doors
Side Door Type
- Swing-out
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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